New York: The Typophiles, 1995. tall 8vo. stiff red paper wrappers, cord-tied. 23+(1) pages. Typophiles Monograph - New Series Number 13. The story of the printing of the Boswell papers owned by Lt. Colonel Ralph Heyward Isham by Bruce Rogers. Limited to 800 copies printed at The Stinehour Press with design by Abraham Brewster at the Oliphant Press. Distributed for the Typophiles by Oak Knoll Press. READ MORE about MAGNIFICENT OBSESSION, THE PRINTING OF THE BOSWELL PAPERS
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Eugene, OR: Aster Publishing Corporation, 1998. 4to. paper wrappers. 72 pages. VOLUME 3, NO.12, DEC., 1998. IN THIS ISSUE: J. Fawcett on Thomas Malthus, A.S. Earle on 19th-century illustrated flower books, N.H. Marshall on Clement Moore, and R. Armstrong on the "state of the art book." ALSO: M. Atwood discusses storytelling (excerpt), B. Strubble takes a bibliophile tour of England, and the Bill Gates Library Foundation commits $200 million over the next 5 years to... READ MORE about BIBLIO, EXPLORING THE WORLD OF BOOKS
Berkeley, California: CODEX Foundation, 2015. 5.5 x 7.75 inches. paperback pamphlet. 24 pages. Number nine of the CODE(X)+1 Monograph Series. The Mechanical Word is an extended essay on the eponymous five volume artwork by the London based artist Karen Bleitz, a founding member of the ARC collaborative that grew out of Ron King's legendary Circle Press. It is illustrated throughout in black, white, and red, and contains four pages of full color photographs. "Whenever asked... READ MORE about THE MECHANICAL WORD
N.P. Design Books, 1989. 8vo. stiff paper wrappers. 240 pages. Second edition. This is a completely updated and redesigned version of a popular text that is a concise introduction to professional techniques for nonprogrammers and nonmathematicians. Its scope takes in the entire field of three-dimensional computer graphics with an emphasis on modeling of shapes, specification of materials, and lighting design. For those with limited computer backgrounds who wish to use computer graphics in commercial and... READ MORE about 3D COMPUTER GRAPHICS, A USER'S GUIDE FOR ARTISTS AND DESIGNERS
Book No. 181.
Rochester (NY): Keith Smith Books, (2011). 8vo. sewn, stiff paper wrappers. 415+(1) pages. Book No. 181. First edition, later printing. Part of the Sewn and Pasted, Cloth or Leather series. The sixth book on book design and bookbinding from the book artist K.A. Smith, with the assistance of the binder and teacher F.A. Jordan, covers the making of books from the selection of paper from the standpoint of binding requirements up to and including finishing... READ MORE about SEWN AND PASTED CLOTH OR LEATHER BOOKBINDING FOR BOOK ARTISTS REQUIRING NO SPECIAL TOOLS OR...
Accompanied by an original copy of BRADLEY HIS BOOK.
New Castle, Delaware and Boston, Massachusetts: Oak Knoll Press and Thomas G. Boss Fine Books, 1995. 8vo. quarter leather with paste paper over boards, leather spine label. Booklet is stiff paper wrappers held in porfolio. Both inserted in a cloth-covered clamshell box. xxiii, 216 pages. Accompanied by an original copy of BRADLEY HIS BOOK. First edition. One of 44 special signed and numbered copies. Will H. Bradley (1868-1962) is widely regarded as one of the... READ MORE about WILL H. BRADLEY: HIS WORK, A BIBLIOGRAPHICAL GUIDE
Berkeley: Editions Koch, 2004. 6 x 9 inches. Paperback. 138 pages. First edition. This companion piece to The Fragments of Parmenides reveals the "blood, sweat and tears" the creators put into their original book. Carving the Elements tells the detailed story of the making of The Fragments of Parmenides, a grandiose book project meticulously crafted by: master letterpress printer Peter Koch; poet, translator and typographer Robert Bringhurst; punchcutter, type designer, typefounder and poet Dan Carr;... READ MORE about CARVING THE ELEMENTS: A COMPANION TO THE FRAGMENTS OF PARMENIDES
Number one of the CODE(X) Monograph Series
Berkeley, California: CODEX Foundation, 2008. 5.5 x 7.75 inches. paperback pamphlet. 16 pages. Number one of the CODE(X) Monograph Series. Number one of the CODE(X)+1 Monograph Series. Adapted from The Surface of Meaning: Books and Book Design in Canada, published in fall 2008 by CCSP Press at Simon Fraser University, Vancouver. Robert Bringhurst's essay talks about book design and typography, as well as the future of the book. This book was designed and printed in... READ MORE about WHY THERE ARE PAGES AND WHY THEY MUST TURN
New York: Center for Book Arts, 2016. 7.5" x 7/5" stiff paper wrappers. unpaginated. I Have a Teacher was the 2016 Poetry Chapbook winner and was published as a limited-edition, letterpress-printed, and hand-bound chapbook created by artist Ed Rayher of Swamp Press and illustrated by Barbara Henry. READ MORE about I HAVE A TEACHER
New York: Center for Book Arts, 2015. 9.5 x 4 inches. paperback. unpaginated. This book was printed and bound in an edition of 100 in honor of the 2015 Center for Book Arts Chapbook Competition, for which Cornelius Eady was a judge. Cornelius Eady was designed, printed, and bound by Amber McMillan of Post Editions. READ MORE about CORNELIUS EADY: A SHORT COLLECTION
New York: Center for Book Arts, 1984. 4to. stiff paper wrappers with illustration on front cover. 56 pages. An exhibition held at the New York Public Library from September 7 to November 29, 1994 celebrated the first ten years of the Center's existence. Including 132 works by 112 artists, it was not intended as a retrospective, but rather as an overview of traditional book forms, paper arts, bookbinding and art works based on, or alluding... READ MORE about THE FIRST DECADE, CENTER FOR BOOK ARTS, AN EXHIBITION AT THE NEW YORK PUBLIC LIBRARY SEPTEMBER 7...
New Castle, Delaware: Oak Knoll Press, 2008. 8.5 x 11 inches. Hardcover, dust jacket. 176 pages. First edition. This is the first full-length study of the leading American type foundry of the nineteenth century. It is an interesting history of the foundry from both a business and a design point of view. The emphasis is on the design of the hundreds of typefaces that were produced by the foundry, from its inception in the 1860s... READ MORE about MACKELLAR, SMITHS & JORDAN: TYPOGRAPHIC TASTEMAKERS OF THE LATE NINETEENTH CENTURY
New Castle, Delaware: Oak Knoll Press, 2008. 8.5 x 11 inches. Hardcover, dust jacket. 176 pages. A SIGNED COPY BY THE AUTHOR OF THIS LOVELY BOOK First edition. This is the first full-length study of the leading American type foundry of the nineteenth century. It is an interesting history of the foundry from both a business and a design point of view. The emphasis is on the design of the hundreds of typefaces that were... READ MORE about MACKELLAR, SMITHS & JORDAN: TYPOGRAPHIC TASTEMAKERS OF THE LATE NINETEENTH CENTURY
New York: The Typophiles, 2003. 8vo. stiff paper wrappers, cord-tied. 31+(1) pages. Typophiles Monograph New Series #20. Known throughout the world of typography, Abe Lerner was a highly respected and talented typographer/book designer with links to the likes of the great Bruce Rogers. With a meticulous eye for detail and clean design, he was constantly working on new projects. With a career that landed him as the Director of Design and Production at Macmillan, President... READ MORE about ABE LERNER 1908-2002
New York: The Typophiles, 1994. small 8vo. stiff paper wrappers. 42, (4) pages. Limited to 500 copies. A Typophile Monograph, New Series Number Eleven. A listing of the lectures, which ran in various series from 1965 to 1982, arranged by Dr. Robert L. (Doc) Leslie, the topics being typography, printing, paper, book design, calligraphy, and other aspects of the graphic arts. Illustrated by Lili Cassel Wronker. Distributed for the Typophiles by Oak Knoll Press. READ MORE about THE HERITAGE OF THE GRAPHIC ARTS LECTURE SERIES: A COMPLETE LISTING
Edited by Richard J. Wolfe
New Castle, Delaware: Oak Knoll Press, 2010. 5 x 7.25 inches. hardcover. 242 pages. Edited by Richard J. Wolfe. New and Complete Manual on the Making of Fancy Papers was originally written in French by M. Fichtenberg in 1852. Richard Wolfe has translated the book into English and added a new preface. The craft of marbling paper was introduced into Europe and the Middle East from Turkey and Germany during the last two decades of... READ MORE about NEW AND COMPLETE MANUAL ON THE MAKING OF FANCY PAPERS BY M. FICHTENBERG
Riga: Neputns, 2014. 9 x 11 inches. paperback. 336 pages. Using over 700 color images of illustrated book covers and wrappers, this book presents a fascinating view of the remarkable, and as yet unheralded, creativity which characterized publishing and book design in Latvia between the World Wars. The majority of covers shown herein were made by artists or designers commissioned by publishers to attract potential buyers. It is through these illustrated covers and wrappers for... READ MORE about PUBLISHING AND BOOK DESIGN IN LATVIA 1919 - 1940: A RE-DISCOVERY
New Rochelle: The Myriade Press, 1978. small 8vo. Paperback. 285+(1) pages. This book is not only Goudy's autobiography, but it is the most complete record to date of his typographic contribution, which has had a major worldwide effect. First published in 1946 as one of the Typophile Chapbooks XIII and XIV, entitled A HALF-CENTURY OF TYPE DESIGN AND TYPOGRAPHY, this second edition is available as the student and professional typographer's working tool, as well as... READ MORE about GOUDY'S TYPE DESIGNS, HIS STORY AND SPECIMENS
New York: The Grolier Club, 1999. 9 x 12 inches. paperback. 144 pages. This catalogue contains 100 of the most beautiful, finely printed books produced during the twentieth century. To choose just 100 out of an immense number of books, the selection was limited to books printed in England and America containing the Roman alphabet. Books as objects and more sculptural books are not included in the publication. The introduction is divided into two parts... READ MORE about A CENTURY FOR THE CENTURY, FINE PRINTED BOOKS FROM 1900 TO 1999
(Berkeley, CA: CODEX Foundation, 2013). 4to. cloth, dust jacket, decorated endpapers. 521, (3) pages. Proceedings of the Codex Foundation's biennial exhibition and symposium, "The Fate of the Art," 2011, which showcased contemporary artist books, fine press, and fine art editions. Table of contents, foreword by Jury, list of supporters, introduction by Koch, Includes speakers, exhibitors, dispatches, studios and workshops, endmatter, acknowledgments, index. Over 1,100 color illustrations of 300 books by 140 artists/printers Also contains a.... READ MORE about BOOK ART OBJECT 2: SECOND CATALOGUE OF THE CODEX FOUNDATION BIENNIAL INTERNATIONAL BOOK...
Boston: Thomas G. Boss Fine Books, 2008. 5.75 x 8.75 inches. cloth-backed paper covered boards, stamped in gilt with the Riverside Press logo. 95 pages. As Daniel Berkley Updike's successor, from 1896-1912, Bruce Rogers worked at Houghton Mifflin's Riverside Press. This history of Bruce Rogers' work while at the Riverside Press was taken directly from the archives of his letters. Included in this book is how Rogers came to produce the series called Riverside Press... READ MORE about THE FIRST FLOWERING: BRUCE ROGERS AT THE RIVERSIDE PRESS, 1896-1912, WITH A CHECKLIST OF THE...
With an Introduction by Hermann Zapf
New York: The Typophiles, 2006. 6 x 9 inches. paperback. 48 pages. With an Introduction by Hermann Zapf. Born in 1907, Gotthard de Beauclair spent most of his life learning about calligraphy, printing, typography, and book design. With his expertise and skillful technique, he produced some of the finest examples of limited edition books. Even now, his work stands as a model for superior bookmaking. This catalogue includes an Introduction by Hermann Zapf and a.... READ MORE about GOTTHARD DE BEAUCLAIR: ART AND LITERATURE THROUGH TYPOGRAPHY AND DESIGN
New York: American Printing History Association, 1997. tall 8vo. cloth, dust jacket. vi, 181+(1) pages. D.B.U and R.R. prints for the first time extracts from the important correspondence between these major figures of American graphic arts, revealing a little-known closeness between the Merrymount Press fine printer Updike and the artist Ruzicka. The two men collaborated on a number of important books, including Newark and the Grolier Club's Irving, as well the exquisite series of Merrymount..... READ MORE about D.B.U. AND R.R.: SELECTED EXTRACTS FROM CORRESPONDENCE BETWEEN DANIEL BERKELEY UPDIKE AND RUDOLPH...
Pomona, New York: The Kelly-Winterton Press, 2004. large 8vo. cloth spine with paper-covered boards. X, 56, (2) pages plus 58 plates with 4 tipped-in original leaves. Printed in an edition limited to 300 copies, this being edition C containing 4 original leaves from Pickering titles (Leaf Book - Chalmers 229). A work highlighting the important role of William Pickering in nineteenth-century publishing. During his lifetime, Pickering published works by Samuel Taylor Coleridge, John Donne and... READ MORE about A CHECKLIST OF BOOKS PUBLISHED BY WILLIAM PICKERING 1820-1853
Pomona, New York: The Kelly-Winterton Press, 2004. large 8vo. cloth spine with paper-covered boards. X, 56, (2) pages plus 58 plates with 3 tipped-in original leaves. Printed in an edition limited to 300 copies, this copy containing 3 original leaves and 1 facsimile leaf from Pickering titles (Leaf Book - Chalmers 229). A work highlighting the important role of William Pickering in nineteenth-century publishing. During his lifetime, Pickering published works by Samuel Taylor Coleridge, John... READ MORE about A CHECKLIST OF BOOKS PUBLISHED BY WILLIAM PICKERING 1820-1853